September Is Subluxation Awareness Month!

The first chiropractic adjustment for a subluxation was demonstrated on September 18th 1985. It was then that Chiropractic care started to develop into a legitimate and successful form of treatment for individuals with health ailments.

Subluxations are one of the most common reasons why people turn to chiropractic care.

When the motion or position of the spinal bones are compromised this can create absolute chaos within the body, not only affecting the spine but also causing stress, pain and discomfort to other areas of the body. Subluxations inhibit the body from operating properly in almost every way.

Incorrect positioning of the spine can and most likely, will irritate, compress or stretch nerve tissue, which is already extremely delicate. As the immune system weakens, strength and coordination are negatively affected and organs may cease to function normally.


However, getting adjusted by a licensed chiropractor can increase your body’s white blood cell count by thirty percent! A raise in white blood cells means that your body can defend itself against the common cold, the flu and other contagious illnesses. Getting adjusted is not just for adults, children can also benefit from chiropractic care especially during that time of year when the common cold is most prominent. Having your child adjusted can help raise their immune systems to help fight against those nasty viruses.

Subluxations cause an increase in pain levels, pain consistency, as well as stiffness and fatigue. As if the physical symptoms weren’t enough, there could also be major affects to stress and our state of mind. It’s important to realize that subluxations are not just a tight wound, sore muscles in your back. They are silent killers which over time decreases the body’s immunity to disease. Think about subluxation this way, if you tie a piece of string around the tip of your finger very tightly and held it there, would you simply put hot water on it to decrease the tightness in your finger? No. Would you try and rub the tip of your finger to ease the tension of the string? Maybe, but the string is still tightly wound against the finger tip. The only way to ease the tension is to release the string from the finger. In essence, the only way to relive and treat subluxation is to release that damaging tension from the spine. This is accomplished through chiropractic adjustments.

So don’t wait! If you are looking for a Longmont Chiropractor, contact our office for a free consultation with Dr. John and find out how chiropractic can help benefit you and your family today.

Guest author credit: Kaitlin Lamarre


Food Allergies and Chiropractic

Food Allergies and Chiropractic


     Food allergies can range from reactions that are scary and severe, to intolerances that are mild yet uncomfortable.  In either case it can be tiresome, and stressful to be mal-adapted to food. Affecting more than 15 million people, food allergies have become common.  Technically, a food allergy occurs when the body releases immunoglobin E (IgE) when an allergen is encountered in the system.  The body developed this system to rid the body of potentially toxic substances, however in the case of allergies the body is identifying normal foods as toxic.  Common allergic reactions start upon ingestion at the throat, and continue in variable severity to effect the whole body.  Digestion is affected, by pain, vomiting or diarrhea.  Once the food substance enters the bloodstream through the digestive lining, the reaction can affect lungs, or skin.  The most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts, soy, shellfish, pesticides, milk and eggs. Allergies are most commonly found in foods that are eaten frequently in the culture.  Cross reactivity may also occur, for example people with shrimp allergy are likely to be allergic to clams and crayfish as well.  Cross reactivity also occurs in the case of people being unable to eat melon, because of ragweed allergy or being unable to eat apples because of a severe birch pollen allergy.

      There is no cure for food allergies, and most of the time, avoidance of the allergic substance is necessary to avoid a reaction.  Its possible that food sensitivity can be supported through a variety of methods, including chiropractic, NET, use of pressure points, system detoxification, hypnosis and Namburdripad Allergy Elimination Technique.   With these systems, symptoms of allergy reactions can disappear.  One of the more interesting factors about allergies is tolerance, and detoxification.  If the body is overloaded with stress, unhealthy eating, and sedentary lifestyle a person is more likely to develop or maintain allergic reactions to their surroundings.  A healthy system can be trained to accept the presence of an allergen without causing a reaction. Food allergies can often be the result of a previously compromised immune system.  Repairing subluxations in the spine and body can boost the immune system, by repairing the damage to the nervous system.  This allows the nervous system to send out signals of health, instead of distress.

     There are many allergies and intolerances about in culture, today.  What chiropractic can do is support the body’s’ alignment to optimize effectively dealing with stresses, from inside and out.

Recipe of the Week: Almond Coconut Milk

Recipe of the Week: Almond Coconut Milk


We love nut milk! Nut milks from the grocery store are filled with additives that make, what would be, a healthy beverage into a body’s hard to process nightmare.  Lecithins, gums and who knows what those “natural flavors” are? Those ingredients can clog up your system and overtax  your liver, your gut and intestines. Our homemade nut milk recipe eliminates the unwanted food additives.  Its also a super fun recipe that you can play around with.  You can use hemp seed instead of or in addition to the coconut, eliminate the coconut or almonds, eliminate the sweetener, or use almond extract instead of vanilla. Use your imagination!


Almond Coconut Milk

1 ½ cup Almonds (soaked overnight and rinsed in purified water)

1 ½ cups Coconut (shredded, unsweetened)

1 tbsp Honey/Agave/Maple syrup

1 ½ tsp Vanilla

Cheese Cloth or Clean Paint Strainer


Put soaked and rinsed almonds, coconut, sweetener and vanilla in a blender.

Fill the blender up to the 6 cup mark with purified water.

Blend on high for at least 60 seconds, more if you have a less powerful blender.

In small batches, strain the pulpy blend through the cheesecloth into a vessel with a wide mouth (don’t be afraid to get messy!)

Massage and squeeze the pulp to get as much milky goodness out as possible.

Save pulp as a delicious flour alternatives for gluten free treats (recipes to come.)

Store in a glass container for best results.

Should keep for 3 – 5 days.

The Personal Success Story of Ms. Julie Cameron Damon

I believe my sweet dog companion must be walked rain or shine.  During our recent snow and ice season I fell six times in a week.  The last time I messed up my elbow so extremely I could not do my work as a massage therapist.  My lower arm was not only in pain, it was just not functioning.  My identity as a very strong person crashed!  Dr. John had me feeling much better with just one appointment.  After a week I could work again, something that is vital to me.  He is intuitive, tuned in, positive and caring.  Highly recommended.


written on 2.07.2014

Thank You Cam for sharing your healing success!